Building the Thinking Organization
Thinking, the last true competitive advantage
Creating a sustainable competitive advantage has never been more difficult. Whether companies are investing in technology, M&A, global expansion or new products, the resulting set of critical issues, complex decisions and daunting risks will challenge and pressure even the best organizations and leaders. So companies spend billions each year to train and develop the leaders required to do it all better, cheaper, and faster than the competition.
But are you truly developing your organization’s capabilities to think through these far more complex, unpredictable business challenges where past experience is of limited value?
Are you confident in your organization’s ability to apply its best thinking to a new strategic or operational challenge? Will your teams and leaders think collaboratively, across functions and borders, towards shared enterprise goals keeping the customer top of mind?
Or will your competition get there first?
From Clear Thinking to Thinking Organization
No matter how great the challenge, the main factor that will allow your organization to thrive is whether it can think clearly, especially when the pressure is on. Thinking Organizations have teams and leaders that can communicate effectively across silos and time zones. Thinking Organizations can solve critical problems and make crucial decisions with speed and accuracy. Thinking Organizations have people who know how and when to use their analytical minds, when to rely on experience, and how to do it as a team.
Here’s what your Thinking Organization might look like:
- Operations – better asset utilization, unit cost reduction, quality improvement, all done safely
- Customer Service and IT – shortened time to resolution, increased customer satisfaction
- The Project Office – projects delivered on-time, on-budget, and on-goal
- Human Resource and Leadership Development – resolve complex issues, make smart decisions
- The Executive Suite – set and implement the strategy your teams will execute towards
It’s about effectiveness and efficiency
At Kepner-Tregoe, we know how to build Thinking Organizations. For over 50 years, the KT Clear Thinking processes have allowed thousands of companies to resolve issues more effectively and efficiently. When employees at all levels of a company follow the same thinking and issue resolution processes, the results are powerful: increased quality, improved efficiency, and lower costs.
What we know becomes what you know
KT Clear Thinking solutions are systematic and human, giving your people the confidence to perform under pressure. Ultimately, we focus on building your organization’s capability so that future opportunities and problems can be addressed rapidly.
Our processes become your capital. We’ll transfer skills and capability that translate into rapid problem resolution, smart planning, calculated decision making, and ongoing management effectiveness. We can disappear and the lessons remain.
What would your Thinking Organization look like? Contact us. We would happy to show you...